The Disappearance of Childhood, Neil Postman
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The Disappearance of Childhood

Author: Neil Postman

Narrator: Jeff Riggenbach

Unabridged: 5 hr 57 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Published: 01/01/2007

Genre: Social Science - Sociology

Synopsis

From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America todayand the corresponding threat to the notion of adulthood.

Deftly marshaling a vast array of historical and demographic research, Neil Postman suggests that childhood is a relatively recent invention, which came into being as the new medium of print imposed divisions between children and adults. But now these divisions are eroding under the barrage of television, which turns the adult secrets of sex and violence into popular entertainment and pitches both news and advertising at the intellectual level of tenyear olds. Informative, alarming, and aphoristic, The Disappearance of Childhood is a triumph of history and prophecy.

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